Some years ago I wrote a book, called Man Up. In it I detailed 10 essential elements for men wanting to live a satisfying life.
Since then I’ve had lots of requests to write a sequel — this time with less detail and more punch.
I hesitated. Like you, I’m busy. In my case, writing a novel, penning speeches, and helping create a new community-based social enterprise in the small, isolated alpine village I call home.
It took a BBC reportage I came across the other day, on a group of astonishingly brave journalists who risk their lives every day to report on Islamic State savagery in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, to convince me it’s not only time for a new volume — it’s badly needed.
The world continues to take body blow after body blow at the hands of men who apparently don’t understand concepts like truth, compassion, and happiness. So, in a burst of motivation, I’ve returned to the keyboard — and microphone.
I’m calling this new project, Be Prepared — 10 Manly Tips for Surviving the 21st Century.
It strikes me that each of the book’s subjects is important enough to easily stand on its own. None more so these days than the intertwined topics of courage & faith. Have a listen to this podcast (just click on the white arrow in the red circle below), and let me know what you think (firstname.lastname@example.org). By all means pass it on to family, friends, and colleagues. We need as many truly courageous men out there as possible.
And keep your eyes peeled for the ebook version — it will be available soon.